Commission on Immigration
General Purpose of Job
To give appropriate legal orientation presentations to detainees at the immigration center, complete detainee intakes following presentations and prepare and conduct pro se workshops and individuals orientations. Also recruits, trains, and mentors pro bono attorneys, and directly represents immigrants in their cases before the immigration court.
Doctoral Degree (JD, PhD)
The immigration project Attorney should have experience working with immigrants as well as a fundamental knowledge of immigration law and immigration court procedures. Must exhibit strong writing skills, excellent communication skills and client interviewing abilities as well as the ability to work under pressure. Must be fluent in Spanish, must have a law degree, and have been admitted to a bar or have taken a bar examination and be waiting for the results by the start date of employment. Must have a law degree, and have been admitted to a bar or have taken a bar examination and be waiting for the results by the start date of employment. Travel to area detention facilities housing immigrant detainees multiple times per week.
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